January 20, 2020

As a gender-nonconforming lesbian, I know what it feels like to be discriminated against. But I know I have more to learn — and I know that teachers need to be more than just allies

January 20, 2020

TED-Ed Educator Talk by OutFront Educational Equity Director Kelly Holstine

January 17, 2020

Kelly Holstine has long said that teachers should be more than allies.

January 17, 2020

A “Teacher of the Year” who skipped last year’s White House awards ceremony to support marginalized communities, kneeled during the national anthem at a college football game with President Donald Trump and Melania Trump.

January 17, 2020

Kelly D. Holstine of Minnesota said she knelt during the football game to “stand up for marginalized and oppressed people.”

January 17, 2020

“I chose to kneel as a way to stand up for marginalized and oppressed people,” she said

January 17, 2020

Kelly Holstine said given the platform, it had to be done.

January 16, 2020

As President Trump and first lady Melania took to the field this week at the opening ceremonies of the College Football Playoff National Championship game in New Orleans, a lesson in quiet protest was offered by the Minnesota Teacher of the Year who knelt during the singing of the national anthem in support of "marginalized and oppressed people."

January 16, 2020

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump were present when Kelly Holstine kneeled at the FBS Championship Game between Louisiana State and Clemson.

January 16, 2020

Last year, Kelly Holstine skipped an invite to the White House. This week, she took a knee.